Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Garden Redux

The tomato plants have been loving the cool weather and rain we've had.  They're putting on tomatoes like crazy.
We've been having to stake them up nearly every day.
I'm not too happy with my grape tomatoes, though.  They're not as heavy as I thought they would be.  Last year the grape tomato plants put out more fruit than we could eat.
The cucumber plants on the other hand are doing really well.  We've already gotten a few off.
I'm growing the cantaloupe plants vertically this year too, so making hammocks for them will be challenging soon.  I put the trellis in the ground with concrete, so it should support the weight.  They're almost spread out enough to start tying up.
Here's a side view of all three trellises.  We're trying to grow a couple watermelon plants in the old wheelbarrow, so we'll see how that works out.
We're waiting on the BIG tomatoes to ripen.
But the thing I'm most excited about at the moment are the Indigo Rose tomatoes.  They're deep purple/black on the outside and red on the inside.  This is the first year they've been out there, so I'm looking forward to seeing how they taste.
We've got lots of bell peppers coming on!  BTW, the two liter bottle in the ground is for deep watering.  Perforate a plastic bottle, bury it in the ground, and you can put water to the roots instead of just soaking the top of the garden.
The squash plants are doing great!  I've never been lucky with them in the garden, but this year they're prolific.
These are the first two we've taken out.
They, and the first bell pepper, made a terrific stir-fry.  There's nothing like homegrown vegetables!

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